The City is seeking a candidate that is capable and willing to be part of a succession plan that envisions the candidate being trained to become the City’s Assistant Finance Director and eventually the Finance Director over the next six to twelve years. This position was designed to serve that purpose. As the job description indicates, to be successful in this position the incumbent will have supervisory experience, strong governmental accounting skills and the ability to comprehend, analyze and implement governmental accounting standards.
Responsible for the management and operations of key functions within the Accounting Division, including preparation of financial reports, accounting for all City funds, processing of accounts receivable and accounts payable, and other financial matters. Manage and direct the work of the Accounting group as assigned to complete the presentation of materials for review by the external auditors a well as preparation of financial statements and note disclosures in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) adopted by GASB, Governmental Finance Officers Association governmental accounting and financial reporting requirements, Internal Revenue Code and City policies and procedures.
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited college. CPA designation is desirable. CGFO certification is preferred or must be obtained as soon as eligible under the program requirements. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting or finance with at least three (3) years of experience in a supervisory role.